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In time for the holidays, experts offer their picks for good books

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Each year, around this time, we speak with people who know books the best, to get their holiday recommendations -- books with Colorado authors and/or Western themes. This year, we checked in with John Cameron of Salida Books in Salida, and Nicole Sullivan of BookBar and The Bookies in Denver.

Here are John's picks:

"Black Sun" by Rebecca Roanhorse

"Powder Days" by Heather Hansman

"Fuzz" by Mary Roach

FOR KIDS: "We are Water Protectors" by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade.

Here are Nicole's picks:

"My Heart is a Chainsaw" by Stephen Graham Jones 

"The Holly" by Julian Rubinstein

"The Fort Restaurant Cookbook" by Holly Arnold Kinney

FOR KIDS: "Read Island" by Nicole Magistro and illustrated by Alice Feagan